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Church of St Bartholomew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire

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Latitude: 52.3369 / 52°20'12"N

Longitude: -2.292 / 2°17'31"W

OS Eastings: 380200

OS Northings: 271018

OS Grid: SO802710

Mapcode National: GBR 0BZ.HB9

Mapcode Global: VH920.7J5D

Plus Code: 9C4V8PP5+Q5

Entry Name: Church of St Bartholomew

Listing Date: 5 July 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209472

English Heritage Legacy ID: 393378

ID on this website: 101209472

Location: St Bartholomew's Church, Areley Kings, Wyre Forest, Worcestershire, DY13

County: Worcestershire

District: Wyre Forest

Civil Parish: Stourport-on-Severn

Built-Up Area: Stourport-on-Severn

Traditional County: Worcestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Worcestershire

Church of England Parish: Areley Kings

Church of England Diocese: Worcester

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RECTORY LANE, Areley Kings (North west side)
Church of St Bartholomew


Anglican church. Norman, C14, C15 and C18 remains; remainder rebuilt in 1885-6 by F Preedy. Norman masonry in chancel; 3-stage south tower, first stage and lower courses of second stage are C14, upper courses of second stage and third stage are C15. Sandstone ashlar with some brickwork in chancel, plain tiled roofs with ridge cresting. Nave, north aisle, chancel, south tower and NE vestry. South door entered through tower of which the lower one and a half stages are limestone, the upper section sandstone but with limestone parapet. Diagonal buttresses, plinth and string-course defining simple moulded archway. 2-light Decorated window in upper storey, stair turret in western angle. Nave and north aisle externally coursed and squared red sandstone, patched with grey sandstone. Decorated windows to south and north walls belong to rebuilding of 1885. Coped western gables with finial crosses. Narrow west door with double chamfered arch and hoodmould, beneath Decorated window. Small projecting late C19 vestry to north with gathered chimney. Chancel is coursed and squared white and red sandstone with buttresses to centre and angles of E wall. Stone and C18 brickwork in gable apex. East window is 2-centred with simple Y tracery, probably late C18. 2 oval memorial stones with no visible inscription to each side of window. Small round arched C12 window in south wall of chancel. INTERIOR faced with red sandstone in 1885-6, though a section of the medieval wall material survives around the south doorway. North aisle arcade of alternate cylindrical and polygonal shafts, clustered shafts to chancel arch. Nave has arch-braced roof springing from corbels. Early font base with cable decoration, the bowl itself a C19 replacement in a similar style. Carved wooden eagle lectern. Late C19 polygonal pulpit and seating. East end re-ordered. Royal Arms and hatchment in north aisle. Some late C18 and early C19 memorials around south doorway: a marble tablet with engaged shafts and funerary urn commemorates Mary and John Adams, erected 1783, and a simple inscribed slab surmounted byan urn commemorates Betty and John Benbow, d1805 and 1820. In the chancel, the memorial for John Zachary, d1802 is an inscribed marble slab surmounted by a wide obelisk bearing crest and arms. SOURCE: Buildings of England, p.71.

Listing NGR: SO8020071018

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